More than 15 years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, there are signs of rot within the Gilead regime. 3 radically different women come together in a story of trust. Two have grown up in Gilead, while the 3rd has the potential to blow up the regime through the accumulation and deployment of secrets. This book shows us the innermost workings of Gilead and how far the women will go for what she believes.
I was worried that this book wouldn’t live up the hype of The Handmaid’s Tale- I was so wrong! The first maybe 20 pages I was skeptical as it was a little bit confusing as it wasn’t made clear who’s point of view each part was from. But once I got to know the characters it was very clear. The stories of the women came together so seamlessly. I really enjoyed that we got to see how the Aunts came to be so ruthless- as they appear on the TV show and how the marriages are decided. We don’t see much of that on the show as that is mostly about the Handmaids. Definitely, if you love the show and the first book you’ll love this. It really adds to the story and gives us the lives of the people in Gilead other than a handmaid.